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  • 27 Sep 2017 7:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Maths specialist to support with both Widening Participation and Outreach initiatives across the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath. Initially the post is part time and for 3 years, but there will be opportunities for the post holder to seek further funding to extend the role.

    As Maths Outreach Officer at the University of Bath you will use your knowledge of Maths to support and develop outreach projects and activities for a wide variety of school and college audiences. Reporting jointly to the Department of Mathematics and the Widening Participation (WP) Office you will contribute to a number of University wide programmes such as On Track to Bath, residential  Summer Schools and activities for younger age groups. You will also be responsible for coordinating and delivering the Department of Mathematics' outreach activities offering your expertise in schools and colleges to support academic colleagues with planning and administering their events and projects.

    This post is part time (18.25 hours per week) and is to be based within the University of Bath campus.  The post is being offered on a Fixed Term Contract basis with an expected expiry date of 30 September 2019 on Grade 6 (£25,728, rising to £31,604 pro rata)

    The role closes on SUNDAY (1st October) and interviews will be on Monday 9th October.

    For more information and to apply see the website

  • 27 Sep 2017 7:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a very exciting *new* role that we're recruiting for at *The Institute of Cancer Research, London*. It's not a traditional science communication role but sci comm experience would definitely be beneficial.

    *Cancer Stories Officer *– this role will help tell stories about people associated with the ICR and our research: patients, relatives, supporters, donors and researchers. This diverse job will involve the recruitment of communication volunteers, and the generation of content relating to these people in support of our fundraising activities.

    The Cancer Stories Officer will build up a bank of volunteers, and will

    write people-focused communications designed to generate media coverage in

    support of the ICR’s fundraising, or to support our fundraising directly

    through publication on our own online or print communication channels. The

    post holder will also create video for use on the ICR’s website and on

    social media.

    A key part of the role will be in building relationships, with cancer

    patients and survivors, their families, and the organisations that support

    them. It will work in close partnership with the ICR’s Development Office

    to support fundraising activities.

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    Download the job description.


    *Closes: 23:55, Tuesday 10 October 2017*

    For more information, please contact Ben Kolb, Head of Media Relations (

  • 27 Sep 2017 7:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    0- 37.5 per week; dependant on needs of business (zero hour contract)

    Shifts will vary and be on any day of 7, with regular weekend work required and occasional evening work.

    Hourly rate: £5.60, £7.05 or £7.50 Dictated by NMW.

    At Dundee Science Centre, we pride ourselves on our visitor interactions.  You will show exceptional customer service skills that will be on display when you engage with our visitors through our science shows, workshops, children's parties and activities, interacting with families and members of the public, corporate clients, schools and community groups.  In addition you will welcome visitors to the centre at our reception desk and serve visitors in our gift shop and occasionally in our coffee shop.  You will be the public face of Dundee Science Centre ensuring a high-quality experience for all visitors.

    This post is perfect for someone with a passion for science and customer service who has an interest in visitor attractions.

    The position of Science Communicator is part time with hours dictated by the amount of anticipated business.  Hours of work will consist of occasional weekdays and regular weekend work, as these tend to be our busy periods during school term time.  Occasional evening work and trips offsite to deliver outreach activities are part of the post depending on the needs of the business.

    If you think you are the person we are looking for to fulfil this role, please send your current CV and a detailed covering letter, detailing why you think you are the most suitable candidate to join our team to:

    Grant Carpenter, Exhibitions & Community Engagement Officer, Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB, email:<>

    Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017.

    Please note interviews will take place on Monday 9th October 2017, no alternative dates are available

    Start date for the positions will be Wednesday 11th October 2017 (if possible)

    To request a job description email<

  • 26 Sep 2017 12:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Specification 

    IN-PART is a rapidly expanding UK based start-up. Our online matchmaking platform matches university research with companies looking to find innovative R&D pathways for commercialisation. Our system launched in January 2014 and has to date brought together 100 universities and over 3,000 research-intensive companies, ranging from some of the world’s biggest corporations to regional SMEs. 

    Companies we work with include: Philips, Sony, Apple, Space X, GSK, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, P&G, Dyson, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson. Technologies on IN-PART are provided by our university partners, which include Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Birmingham, Durham and York to mention a few in the UK, as well as international universities such as MIT, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Osaka, Queensland and many more world wide.  

    The role: 
    Due to our expanding university network we are seeking a University Liaison Officer to be based in our Sheffield office. As a start-up company, we’re looking for creative, enterprising individuals enthusiastic about research happening within life sciences, engineering, or other technological disciplines. They must be passionate about translating university research into new technologies, products or services, which have an impact on the world. 

    After an initial introductory period, employee responsibilities will include: 
    Liaising with senior members of university technology transfer offices (TTOs) and commercialisation teams, to discuss new and on-going projects for the IN-PART system.
    Hands-on knowledge of our analytics system, and accurate relaying and interpretation of statistics to senior members of university management teams at meetings and by phone.
    Building positive relationships to develop your network and to discuss and develop our service. 
    Generating and maintaining good relationships with university clients. 
    Communication with innovative companies regarding university opportunities.
    Active input into our on-going company strategy, utilising your position to enhance the business.
    Attendance at technology transfer and industry events (will involve some UK travel).

    Skills and knowledge required:

    Degree or equivalent in research, communications, science, engineering or technology related subjects.
    Masters / PhD degree in a relevant discipline (preferable but not essential).

    Ability to work independently.
    Self-motivated and well organised, with excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
    The ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders ranging from board level executives to SMEs and public sector organisations.
    2-3 years of relationship management experience in either a private or public sector organisation.
    Confident telephone and interpersonal skills necessary for internal and external communications.
    IT literacy in Microsoft Office and Google Apps. Knowledge of task management software, analytics packages, and Adobe programs preferable.
    Web (2.0) literacy with demonstrated use of social media for professional communications.
    Keen interest in Higher Education, Science and High Tech sectors.
    Commitment to a shared approach to working and building ideas as part of a team.

    All of the above is preferable, we will consider high quality graduate candidates who have some, but not all these skills, and who can demonstrate a keen willingness to learn and excel in a start-up environment. 

    The deadline for applications is 12th October 2017. Applications should be made via email to and should include, as well as a CV, a covering letter detailing why you would be interested in joining IN-PART. Please use the email subject title: ‘IN-PART: University Liaison Officer’.

    Working conditions: 
    We’re an early stage company with an atmosphere to match, we organise eclectic staff outings, have a relaxed office environment and want people who not only want to work hard but who we get along with too.

    Free Tea and Coffee
    Discounts Sheffield/London Theatre and Museum Tickets
    All expenses paid, company-wide meet ups twice a year (e.g. Crazy Golf, Escape Rooms, Summer Park Games). 
    Day off on your birthday
    22 days holiday plus statutory (plus bonus holiday days around Xmas)
    Retro gaming station 

    Competitive / dependant on experience. 

  • 25 Sep 2017 12:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contract: Part-time

    Hours: Working 3/4 days in 7 (working an average of 3 weekends out of 4) with the potential of working additional days up to 5 days per week.

    Rate: £16,500 - £17,500 (pro rata). Hourly rate of £8.42 per hour - rising to £8.84 on completion of probation period.


    We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. We’re all about asking questions, being playful and testing things out. Previously known as At-Bristol Science Centre, we’re an educational charity that removes boundaries around science - connecting art, people, everything, in a united culture of curiosity.

    We have an exciting opportunity to join our energetic team of science communicators and facilitators. You will bring our galleries and open spaces to life by delivering a range of programmes such as planetarium shows, science shows, experiments, story-telling, and hands-on activities, to promote and enhance the visitor experience, as well as assisting visitor interaction within the We The Curious exhibition spaces.  


    A confident and enthusiastic personality, you will be flexible and have excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with all our visitors. Previous experience in the leisure or educational environment is desirable and a strong interest in science is essential. 


    For full details about the role, please see the job description on our website.


    For further information about the team you will be joining:

    -       Take a look at their profiles on the We The Curious web page

    -       Watch them in action on our You tube channel here and here

    -       Or drop them a tweet here.


    Closing date: Sunday 1st October 2017
    Start date: 


    We The Curious encourages applications from people of all backgrounds but particularly welcomes applications from candidates from BAME backgrounds as they are under-represented within our staff team.


    To Apply:

    If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by sending the following 3 items to the HR Team – Please state the job reference in the subject line.


    • Your CV, saved and named in the following format: SURNAME_Forename_CV_ LST-0517 (e.g. SMITH_John_CV_ LST-0517)
    • A completed application form, found on our website. Saved and named in the following format: SURNAME_Forename_Application Form_ LST-0517
    • We The Curious aims to inspire visitors with a sense of adventure and curiosity about the world we live in. With this in mind, we would like you to record a short video of yourself presenting on camera about what makes you curious. The video should be a maximum of 3 minutes long. Please upload this video to YouTube, making sure you set the privacy setting to ‘unlisted’ and then email us a link.


  • 25 Sep 2017 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Brighton lies right in the path of Hurricane Half-Term next February. We need an administrator to help us cope with the ferocious windbags, gales of laughter and destruction of all preconceptions at Bright Sparks and Hands-On Half-Term, February 10-18th. 
    Who can do that job? Well, someone local probably, but not necessarily someone scientific. 
    If  you are interested, please send a cv to me, asap.
    Richard Robinson
    Brighton Science Festival
    18 Temple St, Brighton, BN1 3BH
    01273 777 628 // @BrightonScience // Facebook

  • 25 Sep 2017 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The British Science Association is looking to recruit an Engagement Manager to help us implement our vision and strategy. The role includes taking responsibility for the content development of the British Science Festival and helping to shape future Citizen Science initiatives.

    Job title: Engagement Manager
    Location: South Kensington, London
    Terms: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent. Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered.
    Salary: £29,000 - £33,000

    Download the full job description and person specification here<>
    The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 16 October.

    It's an exciting and varied job in a fantastic team. It's my current role so feel free to get in touch with me directly if you have any questions, or you can contact the Head of Engagement, Ivvet Modinou:<>

  • 25 Sep 2017 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    £30,000 - £32,000 P.A. + Excellent Benefits

    Location: Angel (London)

    Contract: Permanent

    Contracted Hours (per week):  Full Time (35 Hours)

    Closing Date: 28/09/2017 23:55

    Full details here:

    Are you an innovative and ambitious science communicator with the desire to join us and help us beat cancer?

    We are looking for a self-motivated individual to...

     *   Co-ordinate the communication of new developments in cancer science, health and policy research to keep supporters, the general public and staff informed and engaged.

     *   Drive the production and development of news content for Cancer Research UK’s website, its award-winning Science blog and the charity’s social media and email channels.

     *   Work cross-organisationally to ensure our approach to communicating about the research of the charity to the public is integrated and strategic.

     *   Develop the charity’s news channels and help broaden our reach as an authoritative, evidence-based source of science, health and policy news.

    Here at Cancer Research UK, our understanding of cancer is increasing at a faster pace than ever before, and more people are surviving thanks to the work we do. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work. Now we need a Senior News and Content Officer (Science) to manage our online news channels and commission and produce innovative and engaging content for CRUK.

    You can help us beat cancer through your...

     *   Talent for communicating complex scientific information to non-scientific audiences.

     *   Experience of producing online and multimedia content.

     *   Excellent writing skills with the ability to produce accurate, inspiring and relevant copy.

     *   Strong project management skills.

     *   Excellent knowledge of the cancer research field and the ways of working for a charity would be ideal.

    Our optimism and desire for success leads us to constantly challenge ourselves and others, so you’ll need experience of working in the science communications field, the ability to assess and stand up news stories, check facts, interview experts and work to tight external-world deadlines. You’ll also need the interest and enthusiasm to keep up to date with global developments in cancer research and the charity’s scientific work.

  • 22 Sep 2017 3:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    *Two Vacancies: Professional Services Level 3b (£35,850 - £44,220)*

    We have two exciting posts that will further strengthen and embed societal engagement across Imperial College London.

    *Public Engagement Programme Coordinator (Operations) 

    Are you a meticulous and energetic event planner? Do you understand and value the role of volunteering in public engagement? Do you thrive under the pressure of coordinating large-scale events?

    We are looking for a highly motivated individual who takes pride in planning and delivering events to the highest standards, through high-quality communications, health and safety procedures, hospitality, volunteer coordination and complex logistical requirements. This role is critical to upholding our public reputation and public safely across a range of programmes, from the Imperial Festival with over 20, 000 visitors, to bespoke engagement experiences across a variety of locations.

    *Public Engagement Programme Coordinator (Fixed Term: One Year)*

    Do you have experience developing a range of creative public engagement with research opportunities? Are you committed to audience development in terms of equality and diversity? Do you thrive under the pressure of coordinating large-scale events?

    We are looking for a talented practitioner to support a step-change in our

    public engagement programme, to increase the diversity, quality and

    quantity of the opportunities we provide for our staff, students and a

    range of public participants. The role will support content development and

    operations across a range of programmes, from the Imperial Festival with

    over 20, 000 visitors across three days, to creative participatory

    experiences that connect our researchers with diverse audiences.

    Societal engagement is a core part of Imperial’s mission

    <> ‘to achieve enduring excellence in

    research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for

    the benefit of society.’ This is reflected in our 2015-20 Strategy

    <>, which

    commits the College ‘to sharing the wonder of what we do’ with schools,

    patients, local communities and the wider public through two-way learning

    and collaboration.

    *Imperial Managers lead by example.*


    Please find both job descriptions, and our preferred method of application

    via our website Please complete and

    upload an application form as directed. We usually appoint at the start of

    the salary scale.

    *Closing date:  Wednesday 4 October (midnight BST)*

    *Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Bronze

    SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer.*

  • 22 Sep 2017 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: FACT FUTURES Learning Technologist

    Reporting To: Young People and 

    Learning Manager at FACT

    Contract: 0.8 FTE, 12 months

    Hours of Work: 30 hours a week and as necessary to fulfil the scope of responsibility within the role. This may

    involve some weekend and evening work and hours can be

    flexible to accommodate this.


    Split between research and development at FACT 

    and delivery in the Cheshire East Region

    Salary: £23K pro rata 

    Holiday Entitlement:

    31 days including bank holidays pro rata


    This post will be subject to the auto enrolment 

    pension scheme

    Other Benefits:

    Childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, FACT 

    Staff Membership Card with various external benefits, 

    Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Discount.

    Probationary Period:

    This post is subject to a three month probationary 


    Closing Date

    Monday 2nd October 2017, by 12pm

    Application Process

    Please complete the application form 

    and email to

    Interviews in Liverpool on:

    Week commencing 9th October 2017

    Earliest Start Date:

    16th October 2017 (dependant on availability 

    and/or as agreed with FACT)

    About FACT

    FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is a cultural organisation, based in Liverpool, working at the intersection between art, technology and society.

    Our galleries, lab spaces and cinemas, invite visitors to experience a diverse programme of activities, in 

    partnership with a broad range of collaborators, participants and audiences. We work 

    with creative practitioners from multiple fields to develop new forms of artistic and social 

    interaction with individuals and communities. Our programmes explore issues of contemporary relevance through Exhibitions, Learning and Research & Innovation. 

    Engagement and participation have been at the forefront of FACT’s Programme since its very foundation, 

    producing significant long term collaborative projects driven by values of empowerment, criticality and commonality. FACT’s pioneering Learning programme 

    engages with adults and young people, working alongside artists and stakeholders from a 

    number of sectors, to harness art and creativity, technology, critical thinking and entrepreneurship.


    FACT FUTURES is an ambitious one year programme developed in the framework of a strategic partnership between Cheshire East Council and FACT. The main purpose of 

    FACT FUTURES is to deliver

    workshops, training and development experiences to upskill 

    workshop leaders and deliver ‘train the trainer’ activity to leave a legacy beyond the 12 month programme. FACT FUTURES is a core part of the SHIFT programme of digital activities across the borough, funded by Arts Council England, Cheshire East Council and EU LEADER funding.

    The post holder will be supported by the SHIFT Program

    me Manager and wider Cultural Services team at the Council.

    Cheshire East is a predominantly rural county and significant travel across the borough will be required for this role.

    Purpose of post

    The aim of the programme is to encourage citizens to have an active interest and to engage with digital technologies through

    activities focusing on the future of their region. 

    The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver these external engagement activities, involving art and technology, and using a critical, enactive approach. 

    The principle context of the post is to deliver these activities to groups and communities in the Cheshire East area in rural settings including festivals, maker events, libraries, 

    schools, colleges and other venues. The aim is to provide 

    opportunities to engage and experiment with 

    digital technologies in a critical and imaginative setting which instils confidence and agency in the participants, and to provide skills which will be relevant to the local digital creative industries landscape.

    The post holder will work closely with FACT’s Learning team

    to design and develop activities within this context, and then deliver them in the Cheshire East region. 

    The postholder will also be supported by the SHIFT Programme Manager and wider Cultural Services team at the Council.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Design and develop a programme of creative digital making activities in conjunction with FACT and Cheshire East

    ●Define learning objectives and theme focus with collaborators

    ●Create and develop learning activities consistent with objectives and test them

    ●Design and prepare the equipment and other resources for mobile delivery 

    ●Initiate and develop relationships with potential collaborators across the Cheshire East region 


    and deliver activities at events in East Cheshire region

    ●Transport and physical set up and strip down of resources for workshops

    ●Administration consistent with post including ordering equipment, arranging transport and reporting on development and engagement activities

    ●Engage in evaluation, documentation and reporting activities

    Person Specification


    ●Deep understanding of technology proven through academic qualifications or equivalent practical experience

    ●Minimum of two years experience working in either formal or informal education, designing and facilitating courses in creative technology and open source tools to wide-ranging groups.

    ●Experience of working with young people and communities from different social and learning backgrounds 

    ●Understanding of maker culture and experimental learning processes, and proven experience of applying this knowledge to educational contexts through collaborative programmes and projects for young people and other groups

    ● Technical skills associated with creative technology engagement including coding, web technologies, embedded computers, electronics, laser cutting and a willingness to pick 

    up new skills

    ● Full, clean driving licence and own transport

    The post will also require a full clear DBS check prior to start of the project


    Experience and knowledge of FACT’s Artistic and Learning Programme 

    Knowledge of and passion for contemporary art and culture

    Key Behavioural Competencies 

    A positive disposition with the ability able to stay motivated and focused

    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    The ability to remain calm and focused when working under pressure and in difficult 

    participatory scen


    Self motivated and highly organised

    Flexible approach to the working week
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